Contact: Kristi Burton, Colorado for Equal Rights, 719-661-8827, [email protected]
DENVER, July 28 /Christian Newswire/ -- Colorado for Equal Rights has announced the support of over 70 physicians and pharmacists, including neonatologists, family physicians, ob/gyns, pediatricians, and other physicians nationwide. These physicians have stated that they concur with the statement, "A 'person' includes any human from the time of fertilization." A list of these physicians is available at www.personhood2008.com.
"We are honored to have received these endorsements from such respected physicians," stated Kristi Burton, amendment sponsor. "Science clearly proves that life begins at the time of fertilization. We are secure in the fact that we have science and reason on our side, and we are pleased to have the medical community supporting our efforts."
Sponsored by Burton, a 20 year old law student, the Personhood Amendment states: "Be it Enacted by the People of the State of Colorado: SECTION 1. Article II of the constitution of the state of Colorado is amended BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION to read: Section 31. Person defined. As used in sections 3, 6, and 25 of Article II of the state constitution, the terms 'person' or 'persons' shall include any human being from the moment of fertilization."
"As support for Amendment 48 accumulates, we are very encouraged as we get closer to November's election," continued Burton. "Every human life should be protected, and the endorsements we continue to receive prove that our easy to understand amendment is one that all Coloradans can support."
Colorado for Equal Rights is a statewide grassroots organization of committed pro-life citizens. Colorado for Equal Rights is sponsoring the Personhood Amendment to the Colorado Constitution, stating "(t)he term "Person" or "Persons" shall include any human from the time of fertilization." This Human Life Amendment is to appear on the November 2008 ballot as Amendment 48.
For more information, please contact Kristi Burton at 719-661-8827 or via e-mail at [email protected].
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